October | 27 | 2021
Cyber Certainty— How to Stage the Best Network Defense for your Campus
Moderated by Kevin Hogan, eCampus News, Editor-at-Large
Even before the COVID pandemic upended the higher education system (and everything else), the threat of cyber attacks against colleges and universities was great. Unfortunately, the danger has only grown. A recent survey by the cybersecurity firm, Sophos, reported that nearly half of all education institutions globally were targeted by ransomware in 2020, with 58% of those saying that cybercriminals succeeded in accessing their data.
While the problem can seem overwhelming, there are strategies to keep campuses as safe as possible from hacks. Join, editor-at-large, Kevin Hogan in a discussion with fellow IT executives and cyber security experts as they break down the latest and greatest techniques and protocols available for institutions of higher learning to protect their networks.
Threats to be discussed include:
- Cloud security
- Denial of Service (DoS)
- Unsecure personal devices
Meet Your Speakers
Rivka Tadjer is a cyber security consultant who works with a number of organizations including the K12 Security Information Exchange (K12 SIX) – a new national non-profit dedicated solely to helping to protect public and private K-12 schools from cybersecurity threats. This non-profit member community is a cost-effective forum for crowdsourcing security information among a vetted, trusted group of professionals with a common interest, using common technology and with supporting, independent analysis from the K12 SIX security staff. K12 SIX is a member of the Global Resilience Federation multi-sector network of information sharing communities. Visit www.k12six.org to learn more.
Kevin Hogan, eCampus News, Editor-at-Large
Kevin is a forward-thinking media executive with more than 25 years of experience building brands and audiences online, in print, and face to face. He is an acclaimed writer, editor, and commentator covering the intersection of society and technology, especially education technology.